Born in Manhattan, NY raised in Jamaica, Yendi’s foundation was rooted at age four listening to the sweet sounds of Teddy Pendergrass, legend Bob Marley and the Wailers, Etta James, Michael Jackson, and many more. She attended Edna Manley Performing Arts School in Kingston where she was trained music appreciation, orchestra, acting, dance, and art . Her mother was determined to move her to the U.S. with hopes of her attending Juliard Performing Arts School. As a young girl the neighbors would perform for guests at local events and parties. She was a natural and there was no question. At age twelve Yendi joined a gospel group in Philadelphia, then later left the group and moved back to Florida. Then was signed to Luke Records in the trio group, “1-305” in Miami, Fl with label mates Trick Daddy and No Good But So Good. Unfortunately due to label issues and legal matters the group ended in 1997, and at age 17 Yendi made moves on her own to fulfill her dreams as a performer and songwriter.